Many people know the story of Noah, but why exactly did God have Noah build the ark in the first place?
Until that time in history there were no kings, or laws. Each person was doing what seemed right in their own eyes. The world had gotten so messed up that people were completely against all that was right and good. They were destroying themselves and would continue this way until something changed it.
God loved mankind and had a plan to one day bring a savior into the world to take away the sin of the world.
God knew that to complete His plan, He would need to start over. He had to get the world back in line with how He had created things to run. In Genesis 5:6 we see God’s heart in this very tough decision.
It grieved God to have to make such a tough decision. He chose to save the world of sin and the future of all those that would one day come to know Jesus. But in order to accomplish this everyone and everything on the earth had to be destroyed.
Noah had to build an ark in so that one day Jesus could come to earth and pay the price once and for all for sin. Take a moment today to thank God for his love. A love that chose to do whatever it took to bring us into a relationship with God!